The word “yams” has different connotations when used as slang in the urban and rap scene. Read more to find out how to use these variations properly.
You may use the term “Yams” to point to one’s behind or butt. Actual yams have a shape similar to one’s derriere and that is the reason why it is used this way:
“My yams are aching after all that sitting for our 8-hour trip.”
However, the most commonly used version of “Yams” in the rap scene is very NSFW. Yams might be used to refer to bags or kilograms of drugs, primarily cocaine and heroin.
“The West Coast gangs are holding some yams in their safehouses.”